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  1. 4 points
    Salaam, All Ibaadat should be solely for Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) also called 'Qurbatan Elallah'. You can keep fast any day as Qurbatan Elallah.
  2. 3 points
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    Salam, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created stars, moon, air, water, atoms, all physical phenomena through stages of time. Then he create nafs so plants, animals, humans become alive. By nature, all nafs and physical entities will act accordingly to directions set by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). By nature, animals will fight for survival. So do human beings. They fought and killed by their nature. Nothing wrong. The whole universe was static in term of obedience to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Even Angles were static in status. Then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) want a representative to excel in Tawheed and return to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) to the highest level through Tawheed. Humans took the challenge. They said, they can uphold the Tawheed and return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) according to Wills of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) at the highest level. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) accepted it. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) then created Adam (عليه السلام) and entrusted him with 'knowledge and free wills'. Adam was not the first human, he is the first human to be entrusted with free wills and knowledge. Adam exercise his knowledge, taught Angels and exercised his free wills (and we knew what happened to him). That knowledge and free wills are to ensure humans to return to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through Tawheed. The knowledge and free wills that humans have acquired can turn iron into sword, metals into car, silicons into computer chips, chemicals into rocket fuels, plants and animal into processed foods....and so on. Humans can turn those items that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) already made (physical entities, plants and animals) into other physical entities through invention using physics, chemistry, biology, research...we call knowledge and free wills. But, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) want us to use the free will and knowledge for doing good and return to Him using Tawheed. And Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) sent down Prophets and Nabis to teach Tawheed and also correct knowledge to safe humans from deseases... Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) terms the human deviations from the paths of good knowledge and Tawheed as "corruption"....disturbance in his planning. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will punish those make deviations/corruptions. "hence, do not spread corruption on Earth after it has been so well ordered. And call unto Him with fear and longing: verily, God's grace is ever near unto the doers of good! - 7:56 [Since they have become oblivious of God,] corruption has appeared on land and in the sea as an outcome of what men’s hands have wrought: and so [38] He will let them taste [the evil of] some of their doings, so that they might return [to the right path]. [39] - 30:41 Imam Ali and Ahlul Bayt came after the death of our beloved Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) to continue the teaching of Tawheed and be Ulil Amr. But, we knew they we cut off by those who exercised free wills through deviated knowledge and now Muslims suffer through these earlier corruptions. We want to know the real Tawheed, hold to Ahlul Bayt. They have knowledge of Qur'an. The understanding of Tawheed will descend directly to anyone based on their capacity. This is the Tawheed that we need.
  3. 3 points
    Laayla

    Thoughts 2019

    Bismehe Ta3ala, Assalam Alikum Please recite fatiha for Umm al Banneen to fulfill my hajjat, with a salawat. M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah
  4. 3 points
    Abu Nur

    Tawheed in action .

    If I say All Good is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) and All Evil is from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), does it not contradict to the verse? What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. 
  5. 2 points
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    All Is God’s Act with respect to God’s existentiating command (Al-amr at-takwiniyya).
  6. 2 points
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    I disagree with the headline, but not with the sentiment expressed in the essay. You can feed your child without revealing your parts to the public. It wouldn't even be a debate if some mothers didn't make a show of it.
  7. 2 points
    notme

    Thoughts 2019

    If she is given a second chance, it should be only on the condition of facing trial for her crimes of providing help and support for international criminals. Apologizing doesn't undo. If she's genuinely regretful of her decision, she needs to show it through her actions.
  8. 2 points
    Abu Nur

    Tawheed in action .

    Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) action and will is explained very well in Qur'an and Hadiths of our Imams (عليه السلام), I'm talking in that ground.
  9. 2 points
    Muslim2010

    Story Of Isra Al ' Miraj.

    bashar mislukunm means that the Prophet Muhamamd saww is like us in appearance only. But he has characteristics that has led him to reach the heights of sidra tul munteha.
  10. 2 points
    Propaganda_of_the_Deed

    Tawheed in action .

    Including "natural phenomenon" like tsunami or earthquakes?
  11. 1 point
    Haram is a label within fiqh, so using it outside that context is faulty. What proof is there that taxes beyond zakat are forbidden? I'm not sure what you mean. Explain further. The rich are only good with money in that they know how to hoard as much as they can for themselves. Also they tend to get rich by inheritance and exploitation more than honest, ethical work, because honest work can't realistically yield the degree of profits they have. That level of wealth usually involves invading other countries for resources, paying workers pennies in the third world, etc. The "trickle down" theory has been largely discredited, despite what the Republican Party in the US says. This was a common talking point of corporations, who argue their wealth is justified (in comparison to aristocrats and nobles), because they are productive members of society. We can see the material, environmental, and spiritual effects of their rule. Its a social contract. You pay taxes to a state, and the state affords protection and services. Almost like your "rent" for living in the country. That's the idea, and its near universal. How come libertarian "tax is theft" governments never get elected anywhere? Because the impulse of humans is to resist anarchy and support order. And this is despite the fact people complain about taxes all the time. The private sector is just as corrupt as the government. Not sure why the government gets all the flack and the private sector is idealized as a better alternative that's better immune to fallacy. Unlike the private sector which is accountable only to shareholders, the government is (in theory) accountable to the public. Yes, its understood that some industries are better suited on the public or private sector. Although I'm not sure why you put health care and education (genuine social needs) as something the private sector should handle. Anyone who has dealt with the American health care system knows how the "market system" has lead to enormous price gouging, untold preventible deaths, and decreased care overall. Not to mention behind in many health indicators. And one final important point. Many instances of "innovation" and "progress" by the private sector are built off the back of public infrastructure spending, research at public universities, and government subsidies, all paid by taxpayer dollars. Think of roads, medical research, the Internet. All started as public sector projects, with companies profiting off them after the fact. They never created these themselves.
  12. 1 point
    That was actually my point. Looking past the Sunni Shia thing, should we be glad for a Muslim to be inside a political arena such as the US, United Kingdom or France, knowing the project they have been supporting for decades, a new ME and a forced globalization. Clearly, I agree.
  13. 1 point
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    Your Tawheed is off limit. You don't understand the difference between what is Rabb (Lord) and what is Abd (slave). These two exist. You are saying Abd does not exist...only Rabb When the human made zina...why attribute it to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)? You don't understand why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) create Souls and He wants the souls to return to Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). You don't understand the difference between Creator vs Created human being. Why Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created human being in the first place. To serve or worship Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). If everything is Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)...why worship is needed. You don't understand the verse 2:156 Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (Arabic: إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎) AND you are answering questions...just statement and assumptions. This type of sufism is off limits.
  14. 1 point
    Ask yourself What am I doing Why am I doing it And what is the perceived outcome. If it's a mubha act it neither praiseworthy or objectionable so why do it unless it has a function. If it's anything other than mubha then you need a clear ayat or hadith to support it. If you are treating as part of your religious rituals and have no proof then it's wrong.
  15. 1 point
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Tawheed in action .

    You're guilty of assigning human attributes to God. @Hadi5
  16. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts 2019

    For me, it's about context. This young lady wasn't just expressing her opinions. She was encouraging others to harm innocent people. Words, much like actions, also have consequences. Muslims like any other group of people have limited chances to make an impression. It doesn't help that media uses her tweets to frighten people into thinking we are all jihadis. It was very reckless and selfish of her to burden the Ummah and taint the image of Muslims living here. I don't see any good in her coming back to the US, she would be endangering herself and others around her. You saw the comments online, it's best not to let these "patriots" get their hands on her.
  17. 1 point
    Bernie Sanders is just another unreliable one. Big deal, " Sadiq Khan " is a " Muslim " too. Bernie is probably a hidden Communist.
  18. 1 point
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    But then, someone will ask you: “the act of selecting or deciding this as opposed to that”, is that God’s act or ours? I find this dicussion interesting because it puts into question what we think we know about free will.
  19. 1 point
    Imagine how Imam Mahdi (aj) will feel when people will leave him alone.
  20. 1 point
    Ashvazdanghe

    Story Of Isra Al ' Miraj.

    I Agree with you that the miraj has more importance that we can imagine but nobody even Rasoolullah Ahlul Bayt (عليه السلام) can't have higher status than Rasoolullah (SAAWS) although we can't imagine their status
  21. 1 point
    Thank you brother Panzerwaffe, you do us proud. Brothers @Ibn al-Hussain @Ibn Al-Ja'abi please do not let modesty hold you away.
  22. 1 point
    Qur'an mentioned one who has knowledge of the book and he is the witness of prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Qur'an also mentions the giving of zakat in the state of ruku' without naming anyone. Qur'an has also mentioned those when calamity befalls upon them them say "inna lillahe wa inna elaihe raje'oon" without naming anyone. And we know very well who is the person in these three examples.
  23. 1 point
    layman

    Tawheed in action .

    Tawheed is journey. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiuun. We were from Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) at the beginning. Then separated. And we are returning back. The ultimate Tawheed...only we see Him (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through unity of the self and Holy Names. This unity by Grace of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), through His Names, we only see Him, feel His Glory, and the self ceases to exist. Whatever we do is Allah Wills. We see all creations and actions are moved, created by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) through His approved means. When a person reaches the end of journey in Tawheed, they will not tell to the public. The mind cannot comprehend. A person can only understand if he/she reaches and witness the stage.
  24. 1 point
    ShiaMan14

    Tawheed in action .

    @eThErEaL @Hadi5 Salaam. You are trying to apply philosophical theory into practical reality. It works if you talk about Allah being All-Hearing and All-Seeing. Is Allah All-Smelling meaning he can smell therefore we can smell? Is Allah All-Touching meaning He touches so we can touch? If this doesn't make sense, then is Allah All-Digesting therefore we can digest?
  25. 1 point
    shia farm girl

    Tawheed in action .

    As salaamun aleikum, All actions emanate form Allahs Names. We "see", but the power of seeing is Allahs- He is the real Seer. Of course our intentions are judged, but I am beyond that point. Im looking at the active action of seeing and Who is really doing it... W/s
  26. 1 point
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    You shouldn’t be calling them mushrik, for only God can judge that. You may be surprised to know that you and I may not be any less of a mushrik. Have you seen what certain Shias ascribe to the Imams? It really isn’t surprising.
  27. 1 point
    Ralvi

    Philanthropy vs. Taxation

    Some people on welfare honestly do struggle and some good people get off EVEN when they actually need trust me I know so don’t put all in a box, certainly there are many that are bad. But that just means that their character 3 kids is not easy either, what if it’s legitimate? And what if they are trapped in a marriage, and at the whims of the of one partner?(like for immigrants, well maybe that’s a specific situation that may not be common) I’ve never heard of those ways of taking advantage wow in the end we shouldn’t get angry and jealous at them, lord knows how that doenst help. We should strive harder and pray Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) betters our situation
  28. 1 point
    Why do you guys write "truth"? It is either truth or it is not truth, theres nothing called "truth". Also in the case of amr bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar you are obligated to perform it, not 3 months after it happens, right there and then. This is wajib regardless of it will make the person hearing it happy or sad.
  29. 1 point
    Gaius I. Caesar

    Thoughts 2019

    I agree 110% and come to think of it, she can show it through her actions but she doesn't deserve to come back. There are plenty of other countries to live and start over again, if they are willing to accept her. She bit the hand that fed her and her family and not only that, she encouraged other misguided "Muslims" to "...go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood, or rent a big truck and drive all over them. Veterans, Patriot, Memorial etc Day parades…go on drive by’s + spill all of their blood or rent a big truck n drive all over them. Kill them”. ^ She said this publicly on social media, anyone can find this info. It's there for all to see, she can't just turn a new leaf and hope everyone forgives her. Impressions are everything. I think she is being very naive, she made her bed and now must lie in it. She had every chance to leave.
  30. 1 point
    Anonymous2144

    Tawheed in action .

    No, Allah gave one of His attributes to us which is free will, whatever we do is our responsibility but there’s times where Allah steps in, for example when your driving and u could’ve had fatal car accident but Allah saved you, you will feel that and thank Allah, the reason being is because ur death is predestined at a another time. Theres also one by sayyidd Ammar nakshawani he answers a lot deeper questions, I posted this video to give an understanding. After seeing this I recommend watching sayyed ammar’s video.
  31. 1 point
    eThErEaL

    Tawheed in action .

    This is standard madressa material: Tawhid Al-Daht (Tawhid of Essence) Tawhid Al-Sifaat (Tawhid of Attributes) Tawhid Al-Afal (Tawhid of Acts) Tawhid Al-Rububiyyah (Tawhid of Lordship) Tawhid Al-Ubudiyyah (Tawhid of Worship)
  32. 1 point
    Aha, sorry brother. Iraq is home of Aimmah but a very wicked place. My point was to show how post 2003 Iraq went from Arab Socialism to a Shia stronghold, yet at the same time situation got shameful as can be for us Muslims. Let me take shots at my own country of origin, Shia Lebanon is also a shame with half the key positions held by former secular who jumped the bandwagon for business issues. But at least they do not show up with the enemy openly. Regarding unemployment, since you mentioned it, Lebanon is like Iraq. I see no welfare in a state which cannot provide work to its people. Same for health system. Same for free culture. Or assisted accomodation. All there is is malls, malls, malls, valet parking, electricity bills, bank loans. @alidu78 listen to Mohammed Bajrafil about the topic of an Islamic government responsabilities. And with regards to all the points above, Hezbollah was somehow successful, but only partially. They provided a lot for the families of the martyrs, but almost only for them unfortunately. But they are not the Government anyway.
  33. 1 point
    Hadi5

    Tawheed in action .

    The First World: It is the world of the Unity of Act (tawhid al-af’Ali). That is, at the first stage he perceives that whatever is seen by the eye and pronounced by the tongue and heard by the ear and performed with the hands, feet and other organs and members derives in its entirely from his own soul (nafs), and the soul does what it wills. Then he perceives that the acts that occur in the external world derive from himself, and his soul is the source of all the external acts. Then he finds that his soul subsists through the Divine Being and is a door for the grace and mercy of God. Hence all acts in the external world derive from His Sacred Being.
  34. 1 point
    In regards to medical practioners Sistani permits this, like you said if absolutely necessary. Now I'm sure there are female carers, but presuppose a baligh man is, as @Murtaza1 said, are unable to care for themselves, as a matter of dignity someone needs to help them, and not everyone has family to help. I am not saying a personal care assistant is on par with medical practise, but it may be neccessary to carry out some of the work required, which is needed. Anyway, do post the reply from a marja once you have the reply @Murtaza1 as far as I know no one here is one.
  35. 1 point
    Hadi5

    Tawheed in action .

    Brother.In reality all actions, and attributes and essence is only of Allah'. We are not recognising because we are veiled by sins and shrik.
  36. 1 point
    Hameedeh

    Searching the name of Qari...

    You do realize that he is not a Shia? We have many Qari who recite the Holy Qur'an with a beautiful voice who are Shia.
  37. 1 point
    starlight

    Thoughts 2019

    I need duas please.I lost a very special Tasbih. I carried it everywhere with me. I remember sitting in my bed playing with it a couple of nights (yes, you read that right,I affectionately played with it sometimes :P) and next morning it was gone. I have been looking for it ever since. It was an UmmalBaneen Tasbih so I am hoping and praying I will find it today.
  38. 1 point
    Also there was no comparison of hussains movement in 60 AH with that of Ali revolution in 36 AH They have a lot in common A previous period of political quietism A pressure from ummah to take leadership Lack of support from other quraish subtribes Reluctant and some incompetent family relatives Both start of initially as reform movements not militaristic adventures e.g when Aisha attack and seize basra Ali leaves medina with only 700 men mostly of Ansar it's a puny force hardly a threat considering forces in the subsequent battles were over 20000 each. It's only after all chance of peace fail Ali sends his son and nephew to secure allegiance of kufans much like husyan will later send Muslim b aqeel This Gravitation towards major power center of Iraq in 36 ah and 60 ah is unavoidable and completely understandable, which along with egypt and Syria were the only places to have incase of a movement to overthrow a tyrant govt due to A large grain supplies B cadre of military veterans C large urban infrastructure needed to run an empire D control of communications routes E big urban centers were also breeding grounds for religious ideas far from the more ossified atmosphere of mecca where quraish were trying hard to maintain status quo So why did Ali succeeded so easily in 36 AH yet it was so difficult for husyan in 60 AH? Not only did Ali secure bayat of all major personalities in hijaz without coercion ( which Hussain could not or will not maybe )but his network of followers in Iraq was far more successful than husayns Even though one might argue people will be a lot more inclined to oppose ummayyads after 20 yrs of muawiyah tyranny in Iraq and hijaz Its only natural what Ali did in 36 AH I.e taking charge of a faltering ummah should have been the same eventual goal of husyan movement in 60 AH when situation was just as grave, no logical reason to think otherwise.Making a sojourn to Iraq to preach disciples would have hardly raised ummayyad eye brows.Lots of senior sahaba preached right under the noses of muawiyah in Syria sometime openly criticizing him yet they remained immune as long as their criticism was restricted to muawiyah violation of fiqah matters and did not interfere in politics.This hypocritical and arrogant attitude of muawiyah was later much touted by his supporters as his " hilm" .Yet Syrian wolves would so mercilessly crush husayns migration to kufa ? There must have been some alarm bells ringing in Damascus These are some questions worth exploring In my humble opinion And God knows best
  39. 1 point
    If you can't be positive while speaking the truth, it's better to remain quiet.
  40. 1 point
    they said that examine every hadith by Qur'an if it was against Qur'an throw it to wall & reject it Sunni Imams knew their position but rejected his position because of the hypocrisy in their hearts also name of all of children of Prophet (pbu) clearly mentioned in both Sunni & Shia books because it was important to show he didn't a boy that inherits his legacy also marrying with his daughters was an important matter for people because by marrying with his daughters people would gain high respect that Imam Ali (عليه السلام) received highst glory by marrying with lady Fatima althought all great Sahabas like as first caliph were eager to marry with her. currently more Muslims are relying on hadith even Christians specially anti Muslims are using hadith sources more than before but source of their attack to Prophet (pbu) & Islam is Sunni hadiths not Shia ones we reject all hadiths that contradicts with Qur'an even it comes from a strong flawless chain of narrators if we reject Imams & righteous Sahaba it leads to become like as Khawarij that rejected everything & just sticked to Qur'an that they said " La hukm illa Allah" (there is norulling except word of Allah) that Imam Ali (عليه السلام) said to yhem there must be someone that applies word of Allah but you reject it , that new version of Khawarij of our time are Quranists Khawarij of Today | Sayyid Asad Jafri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJWOJWLZhhY&feature=share
  41. 1 point
    Salam , Im not sure the scientific community would agree that IC is a sound concept. likely plenty of stuff on the internet on that so I won't argue over it. Though not exactly the topic, traditional Muslim belief and theism in general don't have a working model of divine intervention. Whether passive or active. I do admit that divine intervention is one of the most difficult to wrap our head around because we are limited in our understanding of God. It's also not clear to me that randomness in life discredits the case for God. Which is why I think trying to find something, anything that is extraordinary or out of place is likely to fail.
  42. 1 point
    I'm quite familiar with Behes unconventional opinions. The problem with theists is they present the argument about life as somehow more critical than every other natural process that we know of. They want to point to a particular divine intervention, when they should be looking for holistic theory that explains how God interacts with the universe. If there is a gotcha moment in evolution, then we must ask how did Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) preserve the Qur'an? or how did he give Muslims victory over the Meccans? Or how do angels protect people? Where's the extraordinary divine intervention in that? We are looking at evolution/intelligent design from a poor angle. The ones pushing for things like irreducible complexity to prove God are the same ones who believe God is actively intervening in the universe, yet can’t fathom an explanation on how that happens.
  43. 1 point
    Ejaz

    ishtikhara for marriage. please read

    Salam sister In the case you are feeling uncertain about whether you should marry, I think it is a good thing to do istikhara to clear your confusion. I would recommend asking a sheikh to do it otherwise here are the ways of doing istikhara: http://www.duas.org/istikhara.htm you can use the Holy Qur'an or a Tasbih.
  44. 1 point
    There are a million topics on shiachat regarding taqlid discussions, here is one of them
  45. 1 point
    Hassan-

    Br Shamsi and a Shia debate.

    No it doesn't. The beginning of that video, that individual says "Where in the Quran does it say to follow the ahlulbayt"... You tell me that's a good question/point? Like I said in my first post, I watched the first 3 minutes of the video and it made me cringe.
  46. 0 points
    starlight

    Marriage advice

    @Justme123 I don't see anything wrong with his behavior. In my opinion after the initial two months the honeymoon phase or the initial stage of falling in love had ended and things started going back towards normal which you perceived as disinterest. He might be thinking of you as clingy or too needy. I think your and his expectations from a relationship are different, that's all,nothing wrong with either of you. If you don't think you are compatible just break off the engagement.
  47. 0 points
    Urwatul Wuthqa

    Tawheed in action .

    Yes, Salsabeel is a mushrik
  48. 0 points
    Lol so before accepting a job one should make sure there is no non-Muslim in the area that could do the job ? Sorry, but that is when those practical laws of Islam become impractical. If a job is vacant that means no one has taken it, Muslim or not. Oh and by the way brother, how does one adult male Muslim get circumcised ? Wait until just before death to bring up the emergency card so the doctor can be allowed to circumcise him for haj purposes otherwise it will be deemed non wajib? How do gynecologists still have work ? Not perform regular checkups, and wait for uterus cancer or serious infections to examine their patients? Come on brothers, there is lust, and there is medicine. There is sin, and there is duty. Last question for you, would you be allowed to perform toilet for your old parents?
  49. 0 points
    Son of Placid

    Thoughts 2019

    Western subcultures want a woman to be able to show whatever, whenever and men are not to notice.
  50. 0 points
    If showering them means you have to see their private parts, then it’s haram.
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